Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us.

The sad passing of legendary children’s book writer Maurice Sendak this week has rightfully seen a wild rumpus of tributes circulate online, and here are five that have moved or educated us at Killings. Remembering Sendak:

Dwight Garner at the The New York Times reflects upon his personal experience as an adult ‘Sendak devotee’.

Art Spiegelman’s comic about hanging out with Maurice Sendak in 1993: “Kids books…grownup books…books are books!”

From drawings about Sendak to drawings by Sendak: reflect on some of the beautiful artistry from a variety of his works.

Inspiring children and adults alike, Spin take a look at five ways Sendak influenced music.

And on a lighter note  Sendak’s last interview with Stephen Colbert makes for entertaining viewing – when genius meets genius.

For more laughs, have a giggle and gander at this child’s adorable reaction to animatronic wild things.

The First Tuesday Book Club are trying to create ‘the ultimate Australian reading list’ and need your help. Vote here!

Dinotopia author James Gurney has found a winner for the creepiest romance novel cover of all time

What’s your favourite movie about writers/writing? Pop Matters list ten here.

Swoon over some gorgeous colour Kodachorme film photos from the past, or some sleek futuristic-styled fashion snaps and video featuring a Downton Abbey heroine.